Fruit Jelly Cups
This is a completely different way to make jelly, but it really works. It also tastes great, getting the stamp of approval from my two kids! Rather than using jelly crystals made according to the packet, then adding chopped fruit which is the usual way to make fruit jelly cups, these use the juice or syrup of the tinned fruit. The juice is turned into jelly, which is mixed through the tinned fruit.
You can use any type of tinned fruit you like. I used the fruit salad variety, but whether it’s peaches, pears or apricots, they all work really well and taste fantastic. The jelly is made using gelatine powder, but if you don’t have any on hand you could instead use two packets of jelly.
To make the fruit jelly, first take a large tin of fruit and drain the juices or syrup into a large bowl. Chop up the fruit into smaller pieces, and add to the juice. Next, combined the boiling water with the gelatine powder and stir through the fruit. Spoon into cups or whatever you have on hand (I used baking cups) and put in the fridge until set. It’s that easy, and the kids will go crazy for it.
- 825g tin fruit
- 2 tablespoons gelatine powder
- 200ml boiling water
Drain the juice or syrup from the tin of fruit into a large bowl, and chop up the fruit in smaller pieces, before adding back to the syrup.
Dissolve the gelatine in the boiling water, and combine with the fruit.
Spoon the jelly liquid into cups and refrigerate until set.